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Listen to “The Work of our Hands” by Fred Smith For two summers as a student I took a job in a canning factory. For nine hours every day I stood on a hard concrete floor beside [...]
We come together every September with one thing in mind: to learn from each other in the context of our friendships and our relationships.
IN 1985, FIVE PEOPLE MET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, WITH A VERY SIMPLE AGENDA.
They were all engaged in Christian philanthropy and wanted to create a group of like-minded individuals to serve as a resource, a source of spiritual encouragement and a sounding board of peers. They wanted to set aside a time each year to find a safe, neutral place to relax, talk and learn – and to hopefully bring their families. And so The Gathering began.
The mission and purpose of The Gathering has now grown to include our annual conference of a few hundred people across multiple generations, as well as regional get-togethers and ministry trips throughout the year.